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Nov 5, 2013 10:34 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Olympic torch to go on spacewalk

The Olympic torch will reach new heights this week.

The Sochi Winter Olympic torch will be launched into space on Thursday. Russian astronauts will carry it outside the International Space Station on a spacewalk on Saturday then pass it off to the crew who will bring it back to earth on Saturday.

The torch will not be lit while inside, for safety reasons.

This journey has taken the torch from the North Pole to Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia and Europe.

 

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